David E. Nager, Founding Partner of NRS Injury Law, has been in private practice since 1990. His primary areas of practice include workers’ compensation, personal injury and medical malpractice. He has successfully argued thousands of cases before every level of the Industrial Commission of Ohio, and has handled hundreds of cases before various courts throughout Ohio. He has successfully argued cases on the State Appellate level, and he’s obtained compensation for thousands of injury victims totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
In 2011, David Nager was appointed to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Nominating Committee for a three year term. This statewide committee determines who will be nominated for appointment to the BWC Executive Board, which oversees the finances of the BWC for the state of Ohio. This prestigious honor demonstrates Mr. Nager’s statewide recognition as a leader, on behalf of claimants, in the area of workers’ compensation.
In addition, the Ohio Association for Justice named David as the Outstanding Service Award recipient at its statewide convention held in May 2011. This award was presented in recognition of his efforts to positively effect change in the BWC system by meeting with its leadership to identify shortcomings in the system and recommend changes that benefit injured workers in Ohio.
Dave, his wife, Ellen and their four children reside in Mayfield Village, Ohio.
Dan Romaine, a Co-Managing Partner at NRS Injury Law, leads the firm’s personal injury and auto accident litigation groups. In March 2013, Dan received the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating, AV Preeminent. This is a distinction held by a select few in the legal industry and serves as a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
Dan clerked at a large plaintiff’s personal injury firm while in law school and then worked as an associate attorney in a large Cleveland-based insurance defense firm. For two years he defended insurance companies in personal injury and auto accident litigation cases before coming back to the plaintiff’s side in 1999.
Since that time, Dan has worked exclusively on the side of individuals, representing their interests against large corporations and insurance companies. His unique perspective of handling cases on both sides of the fence gives him the insight and skills necessary to represent individuals and families in these matters. Dan has handled tens of thousands of injury claims over the past 20 years, including cases in numerous municipal, county, state, and federal courts of Ohio.
Austin J. Enger is an associate attorney at NRS Injury Law, focusing on workers’ compensation. Austin developed a passion for workers’ compensation and personal injury law while working at NRS as a summer law clerk.
While in law school, Austin earned a Health Law Certificate from the University of Akron School of Law. He also earned a CALI Award (highest overall grade) in Health Law. In addition to his health law accomplishments, he competed on the Akron Law Negotiation Team, where he learned valuable negotiating skills.
Austin’s hobbies include playing pickleball, golf, and watching the Cleveland Browns.
Anthony “Tony” Palombo is an attorney with NRS Injury Law, in the personal injury department. Tony has been practicing law since 1995 and brings the experience of a seasoned trial lawyer to NRS. He ‘cut his teeth’ handling cases as an Attorney for the Ohio Turnpike Commission and as an Assistant Director of Law for the City of Cleveland.
He then worked for a Labor and Employment Law firm defending large national and multi-national companies in employment discrimination claims and labor disputes. In the early 2000’s, Tony went to work on the plaintiff’s side representing injured victims of negligence. Before coming to NRS, Tony worked for highly successful plaintiff’s firms where he handled thousands of injury cases.
He has successfully litigated wrongful death lawsuits, construction negligence cases and negligent security cases, as well as auto and truck accident cases to settlement, arbitration, mediation and trial. He has tried cases in both State and Federal Court including a seven figure verdict.
Tony lives in Lake County with his wife Kim, who is a cardiac care nurse. They have three boys.